Wednesdays with Bob


Author: Derek Reilly Hawke,Bob

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781525270116


Page: 390

View: 4742

"On Wednesdays, Robert J. Hawke - Australia's 23rd and oldest living prime minister - has welcomed Derek Rielly into his home to share fine cigars and irreverent conversation. On a sun-soaked balcony, the maverick young writer and the charismatic old master talk life, death, love, sex, religion, politics, sport ... and everything in between. On other days, to paint his subject's enigma from the outside, Rielly interviews Hawke's Liberal MP rival John Howard, Labor allies Gareth Evans and Kim Beazley, wife and lover Blanche d'Alpuget, live-in stepson Louis Pratt, and friends - diplomat Richard Woolcott, economist Ross Garnaut, advertising guru John Singleton, and longtime mate Col Cunningham. The result is an extraordinary portrait of a beloved Australian - a strange, funny, uniquely personal study of Bob Hawke ruminating on his (and our) past, present and future."

Money and Marriage Two

A Narrative Guide to Financial, Estate, and Retirement Planning in a Second Marriage


Author: Jon Fitzpatrick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595310478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 7706

Money and Marriage Two: A Narrative Guide to Financial, Estate, and Retirement Planning in a Second Marriage is about law, money, and marriage. Each of us wants love and financial security, but there can be conflicting interests in a second marriage when you have children from the first. Here, you will learn legal and financial ways to support and strengthen your second marriage as you negotiate and make smooth the financial relationship. At the same time, however, you will learn hardball techniques to protect yourself and your children. Many second marriages don't last, and blood is blood. The question you may ask is, "Can I be fair, yet smart?" With an understanding born of experience, the author shares his answer through a story. The setting is an adult education course taught by two attorneys, one an estate planner, the other a divorce lawyer. The course combines a legal and financial mini-text that can be scanned, read, or studied with a highlighter, with a plot that captures it all with dialogue, character, humor, and romance. The instructors and their six students bring you into the intimacy of their lives as they struggle to achieve both love and financial security.

Sing Me a Bawdy Song


Author: Noema Jean Ayers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595009611

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 7671

After serving in the 'Great War' Casey Bretten returns to college and graduates with honors. He begins a new vocation as the manager of an Automobile Service and Repair business in Toledo, Ohio near his family farm. Through no fault of his own Casey had suffered abrupt endings to three affairs. He had tasted the 'honey of sex' and is eager to marry and settle down. He meets Emma Haan where she is working in a local bank. They fall in love and are married. Everything is going well until the Great Depression and Casey and Emma lose all they have worked for. They are near the point of destitution when Charlie Nash stops by Casey's business and offers Casey a job in Kenosha, Wisconsin at his Nash Motors Plant. The family moves to Kenosha and in 1933 they have their last child, a girl. Casey names the girl 'Tiona' which means 'Little Princess' in Indian. Unknown to Emma, Tiona is the name of Casey's first love. In 1936 Casey is promoted to the position of 'Regional Service Manager' of the entire Western United States. The family moves to Los Angeles. From 1936 to 1945 Casey flies more than 300,000 miles on United Air Lines planes. He is home with his family one week out of every twelve. During that time Emma is home with the children. Some of the problems Emma faces are: The death of her Mother. The 1938 flood in Los Angeles which almost results in the death of one of the children. The two youngest children contacting 'whooping cough.' Buying and moving to a two-bedroom house that is all they can afford. Emma's brother's young widow comes to visit them there with her baby and eventually marries a sailor who is transferred to Pearl Harbor. After several years they are able to buy a larger house. Here, Tiona's best friend is sent to Manzanar, a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp. Bill, after being rated 4-F is drafted into the service and Bob is also drafted even though he has a heart problem. Bob is later wounded while serving in the Philippines. Later Emma finds out she has breast cancer and Tiona, Casey's first love moves in next door.

Gandys on the MoPac


Author: Wes Sumpter

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412010209

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 9424

A fiction based on the factual relationships among black and white railroad section hands ("gandy dancers") in 1950. Some humor, some sorrow, some everyday occurences- just like real life. READER REVIEW "Wes Sumpter has put the spike (hope its golden) in a story that has never been well told. And Wes has done better than "well". This terrific story has exposed a treasured piece of American history that must be better known and celebrated. Gandy's on the MoPac is a must read for everyone who loves life as its Author. Wes Sumpter does. Write on, Wes." Dr. Lew Hunter Writer/Producer/UCLA Professor

Fixing LIBOR

Some Preliminary Findings, Second Report of Session 2012-13, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence


Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Treasury Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215047663

Category: Banking law

Page: 112

View: 5431

This report follows the Committee's inquiry into the Final Notice issued by the Financial Services Authority with respect to Barclays on 27 June, 2012. The Committee has called for action in a number of areas, including: higher fines for firms that fail to co-operate with regulators, the need to examine gaps in the criminal law, and a much stronger governance framework at the Bank of England. The manipulations were made possible by a prolonged period of extremely weak internal compliance and board governance at Barclays, as well as a failure of regulatory supervision. Nor was it spotted either by the FSA or the Bank of England at the time. The evidence that Mr Tucker, Mr Diamond and Mr del Missier separately gave about this manipulation describes a combination of circumstances which would excuse all the participants from the charge of deliberate wrongdoing. If they are all to be believed, an extraordinary, but conceivably plausible, series of miscommunications occurred. It is also unlikely that Barclays was the only bank attempting the manipulations.In explaining what was wrong with the general culture at Barclays, the FSA showed some welcome evidence of a new, judgement-led regulatory approach. Regulators should not decide the composition of boards in response to headlines and many will wonder why they did not intervene earlier to remove Mr Diamond. The Bank of England should have had adequate procedures in place for at least the making of a File note of conversations such as that between Mr Tucker and Mr Diamond. The Wheatley review should now look at the role of the BBA in LIBOR setting at that time in detail and publish its findings. The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards' examination of the corporate governance of systemically important financial institutions should consider how to mitigate the risk that the leadership style of a chief executive may permit a lack of effective challenge or to the firm committing strategic mistakes

The Wednesday Sisters

A Novel


Author: Meg Waite Clayton

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345507846

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5606

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Friendship, loyalty, and love lie at the heart of Meg Waite Clayton’s beautifully written, poignant, and sweeping novel of five women who, over the course of four decades, come to redefine what it means to be family. For thirty-five years, Frankie, Linda, Kath, Brett, and Ally have met every Wednesday at the park near their homes in Palo Alto, California. Defined when they first meet by what their husbands do, the young homemakers and mothers are far removed from the Summer of Love that has enveloped most of the Bay Area in 1967. These “Wednesday Sisters” seem to have little in common: Frankie is a timid transplant from Chicago, brutally blunt Linda is a remarkable athlete, Kath is a Kentucky debutante, quiet Ally has a secret, and quirky, ultra-intelligent Brett wears little white gloves with her miniskirts. But they are bonded by a shared love of both literature—Fitzgerald, Eliot, Austen, du Maurier, Plath, and Dickens–and the Miss America Pageant, which they watch together every year. As the years roll on and their children grow, the quintet forms a writers circle to express their hopes and dreams through poems, stories, and, eventually, books. Along the way, they experience history in the making: Vietnam, the race for the moon, and a women’s movement that challenges everything they have ever thought about themselves, while at the same time supporting one another through changes in their personal lives brought on by infidelity, longing, illness, failure, and success. Humorous and moving, The Wednesday Sisters is a literary feast for book lovers that earns a place among those popular works that honor the joyful, mysterious, unbreakable bonds between friends. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Meg Waite Clayton’s The Wednesday Daughters. Praise for The Wednesday Sisters “This generous and inventive book is a delight to read, an evocation of the power of friendship to sustain, encourage, and embolden us. Join the sisterhood!”—Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club “I read The Wednesday Sisters in one delicious gulp. With a smart, entrancing voice, Meg Waite Clayton sweeps us into the world of the tumultuous 1960’s and beyond, and gives us the gift of five young women coming into their own as friends, mothers, wives and writers. . . . Up until the last page, I found myself fervently rooting for each of them as if they were my friends too.”—Lalita Tademy, author of Red Riverand Cane River

Margarita Wednesdays

Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea


Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476710694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3449

In answer to the question of what happened following her New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriquez is back with a new memoir: “a brave and often hilarious tale of reinvention, told with pioneer woman brio and wicked humor” (Wendy Lawless, bestselling author of Chanel Bonfire). Irreverent, insightful, and blatantly honest, Deborah takes us along on her inspiring journey of self-discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007. She first lands in California, where she feels like a misfit teetering on the brink of sanity. Where was that fearless redhead who stared danger in the face back in Kabul? After being advised to commune with glowworms and sit in contemplation for one year, Rodriguez finally packs her life and her cat into her Mini Cooper and moves to a seaside town in Mexico. Despite having no plan, no friends, and no Spanish speaking skills, a determined Rodriguez soon finds herself swept up in a world where the music never stops and a new life can begin. Her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals help lead the way to new love, new family, and a new sense of herself. In the magic of Mexico, she finds the hairdresser within, and builds the life she never knew was possible—a life on her own terms.

Country Music Records

A Discography, 1921-1942


Author: Tony Russell,Bob Pinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881545

Category: Music

Page: 1200

View: 8179

More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through 1942. With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this notable work is the first compendium to accurately report the key details behind all the recording sessions of country music during the pre-World War II era. This discography documents--in alphabetical order by artist--every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides, and indicates, as completely as possible, the musicians playing at every session, as well as instrumentation. This massive undertaking encompasses 2,500 artists, 5,000 session musicians, and 10,000 songs. Summary histories of each key record company are also provided, along with a bibliography. The discography includes indexes to all song titles and musicians listed.

Sheffield Wednesday A Pictorial History


Author: Jason Dickinson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445619687

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 3789

A high-quality, full-colour pictorial history of the Owls, illustrated throughout.

Hospital Time


Author: Amy Hoffman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822319207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 149

View: 9582

"Amy Hoffman, a writer, lesbian activist, and former editor of Gay Community News, chronicles with fury and unflinching honesty her experience serving as primary caretaker for her friend and colleague, Mike Riegle, who died from AIDS-related complications in 1992"--Cover.